Respiratory Therapy Services

Memorial Medical Center's Respiratory Team provides 24/7 coverage to provide care for all inpatient services from newborns to seniors. Our respiratory therapists work closely with the nursing team to provide mechanical ventilation and other respiratory support measures for some of the most critically ill patients.

Our department offers a high level of care provided by a professional and experienced staff, to serve Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico. Over 75% of our team is made up of Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Services

Our Respiratory team has had specialized training on our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit equipment. We are able to manage ventilators and high-flow oxygen for premature and unhealthy babies. 

The respiratory team is also a part of our NICU Transport Team, a medical transport team that can bring babies from hospitals outside of Las Cruces to Memorial Medical Center. The respiratory therapists travel with the nursing team to help maintain the patient airways and provide additional assistance.

Some of the specific respiratory procedures offered at Memorial include:

-Patient Assessment

-Oxygen Therapy

-Nebulizer/MDI Therapy

-Peakflow monitoring

-Chest percussion and Drainage

-Invasive and Non Invasive Ventilation

-Arterial Line Placement

-Inpatient/Outpatient Pulmonary Function Testing including methacholine testing.  Bronchoscopies Therapeutic/Diagnostic

-ABG analysis

-Overnight recording Oximetery

For more information on our Respiratory Therapy department, please call (575) 521-5280.